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Know Your Fats

Know Your Fats

Low fat, no fat, lite fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, essential fat, bad fat, good fat… This has been a hot topic for decades now but how can one know what is good for us if all these words are being thrown around like there is no tomorrow. To start making sense of this “fat jargon” let`s start from the beginning. Firstly, let’s make sure we understand what fats are. (more…)

Saturated Fat—Not the Cause of Heart Disease Evidence/Studies

Saturated Fat—Not the Cause of Heart Disease Evidence/Studies

The demonasation of saturated fat and promotion of low-fat diet is a quite new thing in the history of humanity. It started in late 1800s and early 1900s when cheap vegetable seed oils started to replace the good old animal saturated fat. But the real breakthrough was in 1950s when Ancel Keys presented his lipid hypothesis which stated that saturated fat causes heart disease. (more…)

The Big Fat Journey

The Big Fat Journey

 

Today we live in the world where everything is low fat, skim or no fat, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and vegetable oils are a major part of our daily diets while saturated, mostly animal fats, are a big no-no. (more…)

Margarine, yikes

Margarine, yikes

 

When passing by an aisle with butter and spreads have you noticed that most of it, roughly 80% is margarine and alike products? Does this mean that 80% of our population prefer to eat margarine over a butter? I hope not!

In this article I take you through the process how margarine is made, what is in it and why we should avoid it despite it`s healthy claims on its pretty box and long-term propaganda from our health authorities. (more…)

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